Picnics, apples, quilts, warm (but not hot) evening breezes and catching fireflies. Lemonade and barbecue. It’s oh so summery. *dreamy sigh*
I’d like to introduce you to my latest pattern release, the Jacks Quilt, which is named after the game of Jacks. I never was able to master or appreciate the game, but I thought the pattern itself looked like the toy pieces.
This quilt has a more classic and traditional feel to it. I can’t name a specific block as inspiration, but I think you’ll agree that stars and 16-points are traditional essentials in quilt making.
For fabric, I thought Melody Miller‘s Picnic fabric would capture summer perfectly, the apples are so so darling and my favorite print of the bunch. The red in the line is my all time favorite type of red, a retro red. Many thanks to RJR Fabrics for sending me additional fabric to complete my quilt. I also mixed in some of the RJR solids because I love solids in quilts.
The quilt features 16 patches, which are a patchwork staple and so easy to make. You can make the 16-patches as I direct or you can choose to go scrappy. The 16 patches are nested between paper pieced stars. (Just after starting and writing this pattern I discovered a paperless paper piecing technique. that I’ll be sharing soon! Here’s the link to the paperless paper piecing technique. I’d hate to write a paper piecing pattern then leave you guys laboring over actual paper piecing whilst I (relatively!) breezily paperless piece.)
Sizes include youth, throw, twin, queen, or king. I made the throw size, because there’s nothing like a throw quilt. At least in my opinion. 🙂 The pattern could be used with Jelly Rolls if you have jelly rolls on hand. And I’ve also provided other layout and quilt pattern ideas for you.
I’ve also included a coloring sheet. I used my pattern sheet to help decide on my quilting, but you’ll also be able to use it to decide on colors.
For my quilting, I quilted orange peels on my new long arm (ooooh, I’ll have to tell you about that won’t I?!)
You can purchase the pattern in my shop, if you are in the EU here’s my payhip shop, or you will be able to get it on Craftsy (sans discount sadly). All PDF patterns are on sale to celebrate my new pattern release – take 30% off of the original price by entering JACKS30 at check out.
Thank you all for your support!
Now to eat some of those peaches!!